Fort Dodge Community School District

FDMS Student Selected to Opus Honor Choir

November 3, 2015

November 3, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA-  Fort Dodge Middle School seventh grader Joey Kelly was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Opus Honor Choir. The choir will perform at CY Stephens Auditorium in Ames on November 19th as part of the All State Music Festival.

Over 3300 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition which was judged on tone quality, rhythm, intonation and musicianship.

“Students chosen to be a part of Opus Honor Choir represent the top 20% of singers in the state of Iowa,” stated Joan Ascherl, vocal music instructor at Fort Dodge Middle School.  “To be chosen is a wonderful learning experience and a great honor.”

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures.  For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.



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